The Reality of Muharram
First of all, the discussion begins here whether this month is noble and honored or unfortunate. Some people consider it unfortunate, and the reason behind it is that in their view, martyrdom is a very bad and unfortunate event, and since the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (رضي الله عنه) occurred in this month, they do not engage in any ceremonies or celebrations such as weddings and marriages during this period.
On the contrary, among Muslims, this month is considered noble, honored, and virtuous. The meaning of Muharram itself signifies respect, honor, and sacredness. Generally, it is believed that this month attained virtue because the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (رضي الله عنه) took place during this month. However, this is incorrect as the virtue of this month predates Islam. The Children of Israel were saved from Pharaoh on this day, which was even before Islam. The observance of fasting on this day was ordained as a form of gratitude for this deliverance, and many other virtues are associated with it.
However, it can be said that the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (رضي الله عنه) holds greater significance because it occurred in such a virtuous month when it was established that this month and day are indeed noble. Therefore, it is recommended to perform more righteous deeds and engage in joyous occasions such as weddings and marriages during this period, as it brings blessings to partake in such activities.